Friday, January 2, 2009

100+ Reading Challenge - 2009

Hosted by J-Kaye. It's simple .....read 100+ books in 2009.

JANUARY - 2009
  1. Madness: My Bipolar Life; Hornbacher - 4/5
  2. Outliers; Gladwell - 4/5 - (audio)
  3. The Book of Bright Ideas; Kring - 5/5
  4. Frangipani; Vaite - 4/5
  5. Breadfruit; Vaite - 4/5
  6. A Golden Year; Anam - 4.5/5 (audio)
  7. Kiss; Dekker - 4.5/5
  8. Never Tell a Lie; Ephron - 4/5
  9. The Four Agreements; Ruiz - 5/5
  10. The Wednesday Wars; Schmidt - 4.5/5 (audio)
  11. Calling Mr Lonely Hearts; Benedict - 4/5
  12. Women of the Silk; Tsukiyama - 4.5/5
  13. Beat the Reaper; Josh Bazell - 4.5/5
  14. The Space Between Us; Umrigar - 4.5/5
  15. In the Country of Men; Matar - 3.5/5 (audio)
  16. Epilogue: A Memoir; Roiphe - 3/5
  17. Julius Winsome; Donovan - 5/5
  18. Carry me Home; Sandra Kring - 4/5 (audio)
  19. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County; Baker - 5/5
FEBRUARY - 2009

20.The Secret; Byrne - 1/5
21. Mercy; Picoult - 3.5/5
22. Travels in the Scriptorium; Auster - 2/5 (audio)
23. Thank You for All Things; Kring - 4.5/5
24. The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard; McGraw - 4/5
25. Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing; Fogarty - 5/5
26. Food Matters; Bittman - 4/5
27. The Story of Forgetting; Block - 4.5/5
28. The Spare Room; Garner - 4/5
29. If Today Be Sweet; Umrigar - 3.5/5
30. Wesley the Owl; O'Brien - 3.5/5
31. Still Alice; Genova - 5/5
32. The Ghost in Love; Carroll - 3/5 (audio)
33. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet; Ford - 4.5/5

MARCH

34. True Colors; Kristin Hannah - 2.5/5 (audio)
35. Little Bee; Chris Cleave - 5/5
36. The Housekeeper and the Professor; Ogawa - 5/5
37. The Seance; Harwood - 4/5
38. The Help; Kathryn Stockett - 5/5
39. Living Agelessly; Altoonian - 4/5
40. While My Sister Sleeps; Delinsky - 4.5/5
41. Tallgrass; Dallas (audio) 4.5/5
42. The Mercy Papers; Romm - 3.5/5
43. The Piano Teacher; Lee - 4/5
44. The Emperor of Ocean Park; Carter - 4/5 (audio)
45. Finding Your Own North Star; Beck - 4/5
46. The Overlook; Connelly - 3/5 (audio)
47. Handle With Care; Picoult - 5/5
48. The White Tiger; Adiga - 3/5
49. The Winter of Our Discontent; Steinbeck - 4/5
50. Honolulu; Brennert - 4.5/5
51. Still Life; Fielding - 4/5
52. The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas; Boyne - 5/5

April 2009

53. The Weight of Heaven; Umrigar - 5/5 (review copy)
54. In Hovering Flight; Hinnefeld - 4/5
55. Run for Your Life; Patterson and Ledwidge - 3/5 (audio)
56. The Distance between Us; Bart Yates - 4.5/5
57. Dog On It; Quinn - 4/5 (review copy)
58. The Cradle; Somerville - 3/5 (review)
59. Pursuit; Robards - 4/5
60. Murder Most Frothy; Coyle - 4/5
61. The Daily Coyote; Stockton - 4/5
62. Santa Fe Rules; Stuart Woods - 3/5 (audio)
63. Almost Home; Jenoff - 4/5 (review copy)
64. Heat; Stuart Woods - 2.5/5 (audio)

May 2009

65. The Simplest of Acts and Other Stories; Haney 4/5 (review)
66. Apologize, Apologize; Kelly - 2/5 (audio)
67. Peony in Love; Lisa See - 4.5/5 (audio)
68. Shanghai Girls; Lisa See - 4.5/5 (review)
69. All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome; Hoopmann - 5/5
70. Happy for No Reason; Marci Shimoff - 4/5 (audio)
71. Gringos in Paradise; Barry Golson - 4/5
72. Prayers for Sale; Sandra Dallas - 4.5/5 (review)
73. The Visibles; Sara Shepard - 4/5 (review)
74. The Bone Garden; Tess Gerritsen - 3.5/5
75. Life Without Summer; Lynne Griffin - 5/5
76. Dark Places; Gillian Flynn - 4/5 (review)
77. Home Safe; Elizabeth Berg - 2/5
78. Dark Tide; Andrew Gross - 4/5 (audio)
79. The Blue Notebook; James Levine - 5/5 (review)

JUNE
80. Who Do You Think You Are?; Alyse Myers - 4.5/5
81. The Black Girl Next Door; Jennifer Baszile - 4/5 (review)
82. Burnt Shadows; Kamila Shamsie - 3.5/5 (review)
83. Water, Stone, Heart; Will North - 4/5
84. The Plague of Doves; Erdrich - 4.5/5 (audio)
85. No One You Know; Richmond - 4.5/5 (audio)
86. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Alan Bradley - 5/5 (review)
87. The Chosen One; Williams - 4.5/5 (audio-review)
88. Broken: A Love Story; Lisa Jones - 4/5 (review)

89. Beach Chair Diaries; Janet Spurr - 4/5
90. A Disobedient Girl; Ru Freeman - 3.5/5 (review)
91. Perfection; Julie Metz - 4/5 (review)
92. The Shop on Blossom Street; MacComber - 4/5 (audio)
93. Die for You; Lisa Unger - 4/5
94. Swimming Lessons; Mary Alice Monroe - 4/5 (audio)
95. A Short History of Women; Kate Walbert - 4/5 (review)
96. After Dark; Haruki Murakami - 4/5 (audio)
97. Labor Day; Joyce Maynard - 5/5 (review)

JULY

98. The Bride's Farewell; Meg Rosoff - 3.5/5 (review)
99. A Lion Called Christian; Bourke and Rendall - 5/5
100. My Abandonment; Peter Rock - 4/5 (audio)
101. So Happy Together; McFadden - 4/5 (review)
102. The Cats of Kittyville: New Lives for Rescued Felines; Somerville - 5/5
103. Dismantled; McMahon - 4/5
104. A Happy Marriage; Yglesias - 4.5/5 (review)

105. Black Out; Lisa Unger - 3/5
106. The Magicians; Lev Grossman - 5/5 (review)
107. The God of War; Silver - 5/5 (review)

108. Strangers; Anita Brookner - 5/5
109. Sima's Undergarments for Women; Stanger-Ross - 5/5
110. When the Sun Goes Down; Breuhaus - 4/5 (review)
111. Roadside Crosses; Deaver - 4/5

112. BoneMan's Daughters; Ted Dekker - 4/5 (audio)
113. The Calligrapher's Daughter; Kim - 5/5 (review)
114. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven; Gilman - 2/5 (audio)
115. Benny & Shrimp; Mazetti - 4/5 (review)
116. The House on Sugar Beach; Helene Cooper - 4.5/5 (review)
117. Dry Ice; Stephen White - 4/5 (audio)

AUGUST
118. Loving Frank; Nancy Horan - 4/5 (audio)
119. Promise of the Wolves; Dorothy Hearst - 4.5/5 (review)
120. Life Sentences; Laura Lippman - 3/5 (audio)
121. Song of Renewal; Harvey - 4/5 (review)
122. Firefly Cloak; Sheri Reynolds - 3.5/5
123. Harmless; Dana Reinhardt - 4/5 (audio)
124. The Idea of Love; Louise Dean - 3/5 (review)
125. The Day the Falls Stood Still; Cathy Buchanan - 4.5/5 (review)
126. That Old Cape Magic; Richard Russo - 5/5
127. Daddy's Girl; Scottoline - 3.5/5 (audio)
128. Julie and Julia; Powell - 5/5
129. Heroic Measures; Jill Ciment
130. Sheer Abandon; Penny Vincenzi - 4/5
131. Homer's Odyssey; Gwen Cooper - 4.5/5 (review)
132. After You; Buxbaum - 4/5 (review)
133. Revolutionary Road; Richard Yates - 4.5/5
September
134. The Woodstock Story; Sackett and Levine - 4.5/5 (review)
135. The Neighbor; Gardner - 4.5/5
136. Dragon House; Shors - 4/5 (review)
137. The Shimmer; Morrell - 3/5 (review)
138. The Hidden Life of Deer; Marshall-Thomas - 3/5 (review)
139. Brooklyn; Toibin - 4/5
140. Loitering With Intent; Stuart Woods - 2/5 (audio)
141. Bird in Hand; Kline - 3.5/5 (review)
142. Homer and Langley; Doctorow - 3/5
143. Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD; Maloney - 4/5 (review)
144. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; Kamkwamba & Mealy - 4.5/5 (review/NF)
145. I Was Told Ther'd Be Cake; Sloane Crosley - 3/5 (audio)
146. Day After Night; Anita Diamant - 4/5 (review)
147. Yes, My Darling Daughter; Margaret Leroy - 4/5
148.  The Sari Shop Widow; Bantwal - 4/5
149. The Broken Window; Jeffery Deaver - (audio) - 4/5
October
150. A Change in Altitude ; Anita Shreve- 3/5 (review) 
151. No Time to Wave Goodbye; Jacquelyn Mitchard - 4/5 
152. The Brutal Telling; Louise Penny - 4/5 (review)
153. What the Dead Know; Lippman (audio) 4/5
154. The Magician's Elephant; Kate DiCamillio - 5/5
155. Evil at Heart; Chelsea Cain - 4.5/5
156. Tortilla Flat; John Steinbeck - 4.5/5
157. Mathilda Savitch; Lodato - 4/5 (review)
158. Baking Cakes in Kigali; Parkin - 4/5 (review)
159. Solace: Finding Your Way Though Grief; Temes - 4/5
160. A Duty to the Dead; Todd - 4.5/5
161. Gift from the Sea; Lindbergh - 5/5
162. Zen and the Art of Happiness; Prentiss - 4/5
163. Runaway Mummy; Rex - 4.5/5
164. Miss Smith and the Haunted Library; Garland - 4.5/5
165. Sworn to Silence; Castillo (audio) - 4/5
166. Haunted Island: True Ghost Stories from Martha's Vineyard; Nadler - 3/5
167. Cutting for Stone; Verghese - 5/5
168. The Time of My Life; Swayze and Niemi - 5/5
169. The Recipe Club; Israel and Garfinkel - 4/5 (review)
170. The Christmas Cookie Club; Anne Pearlman - 3/5 (review)
November
171. The Haunting of Hill House; Shirley Jackson - 4.5/5
172. Still Life; Louise Penny - 4/5
173  Picking Bones From Ash; Mockett - 4.5/5
174. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane; Howe - 4/5
175. Traveling With Pomegranates; Kidd Monk - (audio) 1/5
176. Have a Little Faith; Mitch Albom - 4.5/5
177. The Humbling; Philip Roth - 3/5
178. Away; Amy Bloom - (audio) 4/5
179. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much; Bartlett - 4.5/5 (review)
180. The Christmas Dog; Carlson - 4/5 (review)
181. Her Fearful Symmetry; Niffenegger - 4/5 (review)
182.Await Your Reply; Chaon - 4.5/5 (review)
183. The Christmas List; Richard Evans - 5/5
184. Wishin and Hopin'; Wally Lamb - 4.5/5 (review)
185. Malcolm X (Bio); Myers - 4/5

December
186. Half Broke Horses: A True - Life Novel; J. Walls - 5/5 (review)
187. The Water's Lovely; Ruth Rendell (audio) - 4/5
188. Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas; J. O'Conner - 4.5/5
189. Holiday Grind; Cleo Coyle - 4/5 (review)
190. The Girl on Legare Street; Karen White - 4/5 (review)
191. Finding Grace; Donna VanLiere - 4.5/5
192. Amen, Amen, Amen; Abby Sher - 4/5 (review)
193. New World Monkeys; Nancy Mauro - 3/5 (review)
194. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle; Dennis, Nethery and Larson - 5/5
195. The Lovers; John Connolly - 4/5 (audio)
196. The Lovely Bones; Sebold - 4/5 (audio)
197. Rainwater; Sandra Brown - 5/5 (review)
198. Alice I Have Been; Melanie Benjamin - 4.5/5 (review)
199. The Monster of Florence; Preston and Spezi - 4/5
200. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt; Beth Hoffman (review) 5/5
201. Mean Mothers; Peg Streep - 4/5
202. American Rebel: Life of Clint Eastwood; Eliot - 4/5
203. Frommer's Costa Rica - 2010; Greenspan - 4.5/5

2 comments:

  1. Wow, you've already read 3 books in 2009!!! Impressive

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  2. Congratulations on a job well done. You really rocked this challenge out! I almost feel bad about mentioning this considering you are having a heck of a time entering the current one, but...

    There will be a giveaway for the participants of this reading challenge at the end of the month. Come by and enter if you'd like.

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